Creative Incubator Space

WonderArts Receives Rural Business Development Grant for Creative Incubator Space

WonderArts Vermont is the recent recipient of a USDA Rural Development – Rural Business Development Grant in the amount of $58,947. This funding supports the purchasing of equipment for a Creative Incubator Space, in the Northeast Kingdom.

The Creative Incubator Space is a project that will make high-tech equipment and quality professional development opportunities available to artists, entrepreneurs, local businesses, and students, in Craftsbury, Greensboro, Hardwick, and beyond. This project is designed to cultivate creativity by making classes in graphic design, web development, business planning, computer software, and marketing available. The Creative Incubator Space (location to be determined) will also house equipment such as 3D printers, milling machines, large format printers, scanners, computers, CNC machine, and more. The goal of the Creative Incubator Space is to bring people of all ages and abilities together to use technology and equipment as a way to collaborate and build upon ideas, skills, community, and innovation.

“This project builds on the success of other local organizations and is poised to leverage those successes to the benefit of area businesses, local students, and the arts community at large. The project plays to the strengths of existing entities and creates opportunities for new creative ventures within our community.” – Matteo Kehler

This fall WonderArts will be hosting an information and planning session (date to be decided). If you are interested in participating in the information session or getting involved with the project, contact ceilidh@wonderartsvt.org or call 802.533.9370, or sign up to stay in touch.

 

About USDA Rural Development

Rural Development is a branch of the U.S. Department of Agricultural committed to helping rural communities thrive. USDA Rural Development invests in housing, community infrastructure and rural economic development in order to increase economic opportunity and raise the quality of life for Vermont and New Hampshire’s residents. Through the Rural Business Development Grant program, USDA Rural Development invests in innovative projects with the potential to catalyze economic development is the rural communities that they serve.

For more information on Rural Development visit the Vermont Rural Development website or call (802) 828-6000.